Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Wupper, Jan 31, 2008.
Nice looking boots
I just bought a pair of Red Wing Foreman Chukkas, in Briar Oil Slick and they're real nice. I guess I'm feeling a little unsure (and maybe self-conscious?) about their versatility. They're not super clunky but they're not as sleek as something like an Alden or AE chukka might be. Can anyone speak to what you would or wouldn't wear these with? I have this idea that I could wear these out walking around a city, out in fields and light hikes (on an upcoming trip to the English countryside) and also into a nicer restaurant (when paired with a shirt and coat, for instance). Am I right to think they can work in all of those situations? Are they "too work-boot-esque" to be dressed up? Would you say they're the same, or more/less formal as something like the Alden Indy?
They're on par with the Indy boot, which is an orthopedic work boot.
Those will go well with anything outside of a real pair of trousers.
I'm after dyeing my redwing 3139 chukkas a dark brown,any tips/advice would be appreciated.
Use something to deglaze the old finish (alcohol, or acetone) first.
I like to dilute my dye, then hit them in multiple directions. I think that this gives a more even finish.
You may need to give some extra attention to the area near the welt, using a very small paintbrush or q-tip.
Cheers for the info mate.
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